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Should a patient w/CHF, kidney failure, and lung failure w/30 yr. alcohol abuse history be told by their doctor that continuing alcohol will kill them?

Should a patient w/CHF, kidney failure, and lung failure w/30 yr. alcohol abuse history be told by their doctor that continuing alcohol will kill them?

That is not all: All of these have risk of death. Alcohol is part of the risk but we need to know about the patient, the compliance to all of their healthcare issues and he extent of each disease ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to limit intake of alcohol. As the disease progresses, alcoholics develop increased tolerance and have withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop drinking. They continue to increase the amounts and frequency of alcohol consumption despite exposure to harmful situations, failure to perform daily obligations, and difficulty maintaining relationships. The denial, or inability of the alcoholic to see or admit that their drinking is causing havoc in their lives often makes treatment difficult without the ...Read more


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I have poly neuropathy. Debetias, alcohol abuse, kidney failure and vitamin b deficiency have been ruled out. What could be causing this?

I have poly neuropathy. Debetias, alcohol abuse, kidney failure and vitamin b deficiency have been ruled out. What could be causing this?

Here are some...: Who & what we are represents who & what we have been; so every life event is always a process of lifelong making, results from multiple factors, and displays on its pattern of full spectrum. Besides, we don't know all the causes for every illness so there is a potpourri of sicknesses with unclear causes such as autoimmune, connective tissue diseases, etc. More? Ask your doc. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get kidney problems from alcohol abuse?

Is it possible to get kidney problems from alcohol abuse?

Probably: Alcohol intake has been associated with an increased risk of kidney disease. However this does not necessarily imply causality. Store liquor in moderate amounts is usually ok. However, stay away from moonshine/corn alcohol, which is known to cause lead nephropathy. ...Read more

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Please advise! how much alcohol abuse does it take for the onset of liver disease or symptoms of?

Please advise! how much alcohol abuse does it take for the onset of liver disease or symptoms of?

Depends on: Your ability to detoxify alcohol. Certain people have inefficient enzymes and can get liver damage and GI cancers with even small amounts of alcohol, while others seem to be spared. Moderation, especially with alcohol, is important. ...Read more

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Symptoms of alcohol abuse?

Symptoms of alcohol abuse?

Many: Binge drinking, drinking that affects work and relationships. Look up the cage questions and seek help if you need it! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Alcohol abuse?

What are the symptoms of Alcohol abuse?

Alcohol Abuse: Alcohol abuse refers to use of alcohol to the extent that it interferes with core responsibilities and tasks (family, work responsibilities), or causes negative outcomes (e.g., DUI). Abuse can progress to dependence with physical and psychological addiction - increased tolerance (need more to get the same effect), withdrawal symptoms when not drinking, and preoccupation with drinking. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of brain damage caused by alcohol abuse?

Many symptoms:: Memory problems, anxiety, depression, visual changes, irritability, cravings, delusions, hallucinations, and loss of balance and control. Do not wait until these symptoms develop. Stop drinking alcohol now. See your physician to get help. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to drink a little alcohol again after recovery from kidney failure? (Been out of hospital around 3 months now)

Is it okay for me to drink a little alcohol again after recovery from kidney failure? (Been out of hospital around 3 months now)

Here are some...: "Enjoying" a taste of alcohol in real moderation is okay, but make sure of not letting alcohol drink you, especially in someone with poor lover function and multiple medical issues. More? Seek evaluation & counseling; as well, perusing articles in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter.html would help how to live a long happy life. ...Read more

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What does alcohol do to the kidney I have kidney failure

What does alcohol do to the kidney I have kidney failure

Alcohol in ESRD: You should check with the dietician and your nephrologist at your dialysis center before you have any alcohol (a). If you have a, check the potassium, sodium and phosphorus levels found in the beverage you are consuming. You also need to include the liquid content of the beverage you are ingesting into your daily allowable fluid intake. A is metabolized in the liver and make sure it is healthy. ...Read more

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Alcohol Abuse (Definition)

Alcohol abuse is reoccuring use of alcoholic beverages despite their negative consequences. It results in harm to one's health, interpersonal relationships, or ability to work. Often people who abuse alcohol fail to fulfill their responsibilities and can drink in dangerous situations such as when driving, which gets them into legal difficulties. Alcohol abuse can ...Read more


Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more